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The laptop (ze5600) has been running hot and stays hot even with the fan full blast. I figured it was the dust, so I wanted to clean it out in the fan system (it had never been cleaned). I found the service manual for the laptop, and decided to follow it to do it myself.
Of course being the first time opening a laptop, I was trying to be as careful as possible, but not everything goes smoothly the first time. It turns out that the original thermo paste completely glued the CPU and the thermal sink together. I had no idea what to do, so I took it to the local shop and the guy just plied it open with a small screw driver.
So after I got home, I just scraped off the old paste, cleaned it using isopropyl alcohol, and reapplied the new thermo paste (Arctic Cooling MX-2), and put it all back together.
The laptop works great, the fan goes off when the temperature rises, it actually cools the CPU, then turns off when it’s cool enough. Mission accomplished in my books
Here are the systems I have Arch Linux installed and running. In this blog I will be posting things that I learnt from these systems, so it would be good to introduce them.
HP Pavilion 505n
This is the computer that I got when I got into my university in 2003 (so seven years old now). It still runs great, and aside from graphics card and ram upgrades, nothing has been changed. I only have Arch Linux installed on it (single boot).
- Intel Celeron 2.20 GHz
- 512MB RAM
- 60GB Hard Drive
- Intel 82801DB-ICH4 Sound Card
- NVIDIA GeForce FX5500 Graphics Card
- Samsung 713N Monitor. 1280×1024 @ 60Hz
- Realtek RTL 8139 Ethernet